Caps United player Tafadzwa Rusike attacks USM Alger goal area during a CAF Champions League match on 24 April 2017 at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, Zimbabwe. Caps United won the match by 2 goals to 1. Zinyange Auntony
Friday Sep 22, 2017. 09:55
Zimbabwean Premier Soccer League side, Caps United have announced why they decided to terminate Tafadzwa Rusike's contract.
The Green Machine revealed that the player misrepresented the club by going to acquire a top-of-the-range vehicle when he had been asked to get a car that suited the club's budget.
Media reports indicate that the player went on to acquire a silver Mercedes Benz E-Class which was four times more on the amount the club had budgeted for.
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Although attempts to repossess the vehicle have failed after the player sold the car, the club said he will remain on the club's pay roll until the end of his contract on December 31.
"It was about principle, not the money really, and you can't buy trust and that is the reason why the relationship was broken," a CAPS United official said to AllAfricaSports website.
"It's a sensitive issue but there are things that you can't do to your employer and hope to get away with even if you are the best player in the squad.
"The management has to be seen to be setting the right example that there are lines that should never be crossed and Fire (Rusike) crossed that line and it's very unfortunate that the issue has now spilled into the media.
"The job of the management is to ensure that the whole squad feels their efforts are being appreciated and while contracts differ, it didn't make sense that a player who has played about six games all season should be rewarded like this while those who have been there week in and week out should not get the same treatment.”